Madsen, Kneppers & Associates, Inc. (MKA) Civil/Geotechnical team of professionals consists of Civil Engineers and Engineering Geologists with years of Design and Construction background, and Environmental experience specializing in Geotechnical Engineering and Geology. We have worked on a multitude of projects involving feasibility and planning phase studies, due-diligence investigations, environmental remediation design and implementation, design-phase geotechnical studies, construction-phase support projects, and post-construction (forensic) studies. MKA’s expert team is experienced in forensic evaluations related to Property Losses, Construction Claims and Disputes, and Construction Defect Litigation. We provide services to Insurance Companies, Law Firms, Owners, Contractors, Developers, and Designers. Over the past 35 years, our Engineers have evaluated numerous Geotechnical assignments both Domestically and Internationally.
MKA’s professional Consultants have extensive knowledge in the Geotechnical aspects of all building types, ranging from industrial to commercial, residential to institutional, and including infrastructure (roads, bridges, dams/levees/basins, mining, tunnels, pavements, pipelines and pump stations, culverts and retaining structures, surface water conveyances and stormwater retention systems, water and wastewater treatment facilities, nuclear, fossil and renewable generating facilities and marine facilities).
We routinely get involved with landslides, subgrade, slope stability, earthquakes, flooding, sinkhole activity, foundations, retaining structures, dams, levees, lined impoundments, pavements, and environmentally contaminated sites to name a few. We take pride in our work, consistently producing exceptional results that are relied upon by our Clients in the Insurance, Legal and Construction fields.
Regarding post-construction consulting services, MKA professionals determine the cause and origin of the damage, evaluate the extent of damage and formulate repair concepts for first and third-party and builder’s risk claims. We’ve completed many projects in areas with challenging geological hazards including expansive soils and rock, organic soils, contaminated soils and groundwater, collapsible alluvial deposits, liquefiable soils, karst terrain, and sinkholes.